Resources For GP Practices

OHP in partnership with Health Exchange has been successful in its bid from the Health and Well Being Fund to introduce a Social Prescribing programme across the OHP Practices in Birmingham.

Social prescribing is a way of linking patients in primary care with sources of support which are typically provided by voluntary and community sector organisations. Social prescribing provides GPs with a non-medical referral option that can operate alongside existing treatments to improve health and well-being. Examples of activities include gardening, befriending, cookery and a range of sports

To find out more about Social Prescribing, please see video’s below from the Social Prescribing launch event – 7 November 2018, where Dr Vish Ratnasuriya, and Jennifer Jones-Rigby, Chief Operations Officer, Health Exchange, Chloe Jennings and Lisa Harland – Health & Wellbeing Partners talk through some of the details of the programme, including:

  • Who is Health Exchange?
  • Why work in partnership?
  • How social prescribing helps individuals
  • The role of a Health and Wellbeing Partner
  • Examples of different social prescribing models and outcomes